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This common cooking oil causes more obesity and diabetes than sugar

<b>Scientists behind the research called the conclusions a "major surprise."</b><p>In the competition for unhealthiest food, both sugar and fat have wrestled …

Nutrition

Arrest made in beating of 91-year-old who reportedly was told to 'go back to Mexico'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A week after a 91-year-old Mexican man says he was beaten with a concrete block in Southern California, a woman has been arrested in connection with the assault, authorities said.<p>Laquisha Jones, 30, was arrested Tuesday night in Los Angeles on suspicion of beating Rodolfo Rodriguez last …

Crime

There's a New STD in Town, and It Could Soon Become a Superbug

If left untreated, it can cause female infertility.<p>Sexually transmitted infections can be worrisome and embarrassing, but with a few notable …

Public Health

Orcas of the Pacific Northwest Are Starving and Disappearing

SEATTLE — For the last three years, not one calf has been born to the dwindling pods of black-and-white killer whales spouting geysers of mist off the coast in the Pacific Northwest.<p>Normally four or five calves would be born each year among this fairly unique urban population of whales — pods named …

Puget Sound

Tapeworms are brainless, spineless, gutless parasites — and this scientist loves them

Janine Caira's lifelong passion began on a beach in Baja California.<p>She was in her 20s, studying for her parasitology PhD at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, when a friend who worked as a guard on the California-Mexico border invited her to join him — not for a traditional beach vacation but …

One Simple Lifestyle Change That Could Keep Your Brain Young

If you’re like the majority of Americans, developing dementia or Alzheimer’s as you age is a terrifying thought. But according to new research from …

The Brain

CRISPR Has a Terrible Name

Why does a revolutionary gene-editing technology sound like a candy bar?<p>Imagine this: What if scientists had a tool that allowed them to edit genes directly, altering their underlying DNA? The science-fictional applications, like designer babies or Frankensteined organisms, would be …

Brain cell therapy 'promising' for Parkinson's disease

<b>Scientists believe they have found a way to treat and perhaps reverse Parkinson's disease, by making replacement cells to mend the damaged brain.</b><p>They say human brain cells can be coaxed to take over the job of the ones that are destroyed in Parkinson's.<p>Tests in mice with Parkinson-like symptoms …

The very microbes that helped humans evolve now make us sick

Our bodies have not changes as much as the standard for what constitutes a good microbe versus a bad one.<p>Between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s …

Scientists Finally Understand How Pitcher Plants Developed The Taste For Flesh

An ancient appetite awakens.<p>Plants that feast on animals for sustenance are something of a nightmarish novelty in the world of botany, but what's …

Biology

A man who's been traveling for 10 years says this is the biggest budgeting mistake people make when planning a vacation

Matt Kepnes — better known as Nomadic Matt – knows a thing or two about traveling on a budget.<p>During a trip to Thailand in 2005, Kepnes decided to quit his job and continue to travel the world indefinitely. Ten years later, he hasn't stopped, filling his blog, "Nomadic Matt," with advice and …

AOL

The Science of Swearing: Your Filthy Mouth Helps You Make Friends

Swearing actually serves a valuable social function, research shows.<p>Science has good news for the potty-mouthed.<p>Whatever your mother used to tell you, recent research actually shows that those with a broad knowledge of profanity, actually tend to have a larger vocabulary than those who never utter …

Language

Want to Live Longer? Science Says Eat This.

Researchers have known for years that it's a powerful weapon in the battle for good health, but a new study shows that it could also help you slow the clock on aging. Start stocking up.<p>If you've never downed some pomegranate juice or thrown some pomegranate seeds on top of a salad, you just might …

Nutrition

8 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Bed

Some of these will definitely surprise you.<p>Groggy today, but not sure why? It may have something to do with what you ate for dinner last night. While it's a well-known fact that you shouldn't be slamming coffee and sweets right before hitting the hay, it turns out a lot of healthy foods may also be …

Veganism: good for the environment, bad for people?

It's widely argued that cutting meat consumption is necessary to make our societies more sustainable. Although veganism is a growing trend worldwide, …

Plant-Based Diet

Lessons of traveling: 8 things that everybody needs to know

There are multiple articles out there offering guidance through the world of travel. Many of them are focused on practicalities – how to be …

Pentagon says Pokémon Go threatens U.S. national security

From our friends at<p><b>BY SHANE DIXON KAVANAUGH</b><p>The force behind the world’s strongest military is apparently no match against an army of virtual …

The scientists who only come out at night…

An after-hours ecologist, a dream psychologist and a zoologist who braves bat bites… meet the tireless researchers working under cover of darkness<p><i>Jon Bennie is an associate research fellow at the University of Exeter where he is working on a project to access the ecological effects of night-time</i> …

Cancer

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17 Signs You're Intelligent — Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": …

World's largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight or water in Newark

AeroFarms has put $30m into a green revolution that seeks to produce more crops in less space, but whether it’s economically viable is an open question<p>An ambitious, almost fantastical, manifestation of agricultural technology is expected to come to fruition this fall. From the remains of an …

New Jersey

Earth - What is the point of saving endangered species?

In 1981, mountain gorillas were at rock-bottom. Confined to a small mountain range in central Africa, with humans encroaching on their habitat bringing poaching and civil war, their population was estimated at just 254. They would all have fitted into a single Boeing 747.<p>Today things look a little …

Ecology

The World's Most Poisonous Creatures Could Get You High and Save Your Life

In her new book, <i>Venomous</i>, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.<p>A large dose from the dreaded Australian box jelly, a.k.a. <i>Chironex fleckeri</i>, can …

Zoology

Step Aside, Avocado Toast: This Healthy Food Trend Is Dominating Instagram

While avocado toast will forever hold a place in our hearts (and stomachs), we're calling it: Posting even the most artfully crafted flat lay of the …

The 4 Foods That Are Aging You -- And What To Eat Instead

Make these food swaps for a healthier life.<p>While none of us can turn back the clock and prevent aging, it can be a much more pleasant experience if we make changes early on to prevent illnesses and deterioration. With that in mind, we spoke to internal medicine specialist Erika Schwartz ― who has …

There's No Controversy: Let's Stop Failing Our Children On Evolution

Watching the <i>NBC Nightly News</i> broadcast on a Friday earlier this month, I gaped as the last segment aired.<p>Kevin Tibbles was reporting from the site of Kentucky's Ark Encounter, constructed by Christian fundamentalist, young-Earth creationist and Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham. At the time, Ark …

arkencounter

Energy Bars, Smoothies, and 6 Other Healthy Foods That May Make You Tired

But these alternatives are just as tasty—and won’t make you sleepy<p>Do you find yourself dragging all the day?<p>Consider this: It’s not just your relentless to-do list and inconsistent sleep schedule that’s sucking up your energy—it could also be your seemingly healthy diet.<p><b>Related:</b> The <i>Men</i>’<i>s Health</i> …

Nutrition

Milky Way's spinning 'halo' helps reveal how galaxy formed

Out beyond our solar system are billions of other planets, starts, moon rocks and solar systems. Beyond that, however is an enormous, hot, gaseous halo of matter. It stretches for hundreds of thousands of light years, and could be the key to sorting out why there's not as much matter in the Milky …

Muslim Man Angry at Delayed Flight Beats Up Police at Frankfurt Airport » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

A Muslim man angry at his flight being delayed beat up two police officers at Frankfurt Airport in a video that has gone viral.<p>The clip shows the man …